Our little guy (literally — he’s only 17 lbs. 4 oz!) has a super runny nose again, but aside from that, he’s had a great month.
He can now climb all the way up the jungle gym and down the slide by himself!
In the past few days, he’s said a new word: “ball.” Unsurprisingly, he loves to play with balls. Big, light beach balls, small, bouncy balls — anything will do. I fully expect “cat” to be his next word. We’ll see.
He continues to enjoy reading books, both with us and by himself. I’m hoping to kick off our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading log this week. He’s already put quite a dent in it.
Benjamin usually wakes up somewhere in the 4-5:30 a.m. range these days (I don’t know what it is about that time. The end of a sleep cycle? Hunger?), he puts up a fuss whenever it’s time to get in the car seat/stroller/high chair, makes huge messes, and oscillates between hugging my knees whining “Mamaaaaaaaaa!” and toddling away from me.
In other words, he’s a full-blown, increasingly independent toddler. And so very sweet and cuddly.